Wednesday 19 August 2009

Book of AThousand Days

Title: Book of a Thousand Days
Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating: 4

When Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years because of Saren’s refusal to marry a man she despises, the two prepare for a very long and dark imprisonment.

As food runs low and the days go from broiling hot to freezing cold, it is all Dashti can do to keep them fed and comfortable. With the arrival outside the tower of Saren’s two suitors—one welcome, the other decidedly less so—the girls are confronted with both hope and great danger, and Dashti must make the desperate choices of a girl whose life is worth more than she knows.

I enjoyed this book immensely. I am a lover of fairy tale's, and this one does not disappoint. I loved how the book is written as a journal by Dashti. What a unique way to tell a story. There were plenty of exciting, sad, heroic, and romantic moments to keep this book going. I love Shannon Hale's writing style, and if you've not picked up one of her books yet..You should start with this one! I know you'll love it!


  1. I'm glad you loved it! It was a 5 for me because I was amazed with what she did with this fairy tale. I, also, loved the diary style. And I love the love story--a real, developed one. I need to read this one again.

  2. Awesome review! def. check it out.

    the cover looks cute :D

  3. I enjoyed this one too, my friend wants to name her daughter after the heroine.

  4. I enjoyed this one too, my friend wants to name her daughter after the heroine.

  5. Maybe I'll have to try this one again. I got about half way through and just couldn't bring myself to finish it. Will the end make up for what I consider a really blah beginning?

  6. I loved this one too!

    I did a review quite similar in opinion to yours...



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